Each year over 130,000 foreign students come to Canada to complete studies in different universities in Canada. Additionally, many people come every year in order to learn English and / or French. The Canadian population appreciates foreign students who with their cultural diversity and enrich the educational experience of Canadian society.
According to the Constitution of Canada each province has full jurisdiction on education, so have created their own structures and institutions, in total there are 13 different systems with many similarities and some differences. All jurisdictions provide universal, free primary and secondary education for 12 years, with the exception of Quebec which is 11. Education is compulsory until the age of 15 or 16 years in most jurisdictions, but for example in Manitoba is to 17 and New Brunswick to 18 years.
How to enroll their children in primary and secondary education in Canada?
Children start their education in primary school (elementary school) which begins with the kindergarten for the youngest and going to the sixth or eighth grade. Next comes the secondary education or "high school". In some schools this is divided between junior grades (7-8 or 9) and senior levels (9 or 10-12). Students must complete high school for admission in the college or university.
The parent must enroll their children in local or "school office as Draft" school, you can find the numbers in your local "blue pages" of your phone book. When enrolling your child should bring the following documents:
Permanent Resident Card, Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292)
Additionally must bring previous school notes translated into English if necessary. Language skills and mathematics will be evaluated before assigning it to a class. Once the assessment is completed your child will be placed in the school program that best suits your needs if you do not agree with the results can speak with the principal (main).
Who needs a permit or student visa?
If your curriculum in Canada require greater permanence to six months, then you must apply for a student visa through the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your country. In most cases, each university or educational institution has a department of international relations or foreign students who can advise you in your application process for the corresponding student visa. If your studies in Canada require a stay less than six months, you may be able to come to Canada on a tourist visa.
In any case, it is recommended that you give enough time to process your visa application and settings your travel plans once you have secured the documentation. If you find that you want to study in Canada after having entered the country, it is likely that authorities will order the commission apply for the visa in your home country, so you must leave Canada to obtain and begin your studies with your documents rule.
Who does not need a permit or student visa?
Some individuals are exempted from requiring a permit or student visa. You will not require a student visa if your course of study is shorter than six months. In any case, you should complete your studies during that period and that any change of status required to leave Canada to apply for the appropriate visa.
Either you will require student visa if you are under 18 and your parents are in Canada as "visitors" either as refugees or in the process of applying for permanent residence. Finally, if you have a family relationship or a member or representative in Canada of the diplomatic corps in your country (accredited by the Department of International Affairs e (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) trading, then you either need a permit or visa student in Canada.
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